by ROSALIND RYAN, femail.co.uk
We all know that Red Nose Day is the chance to act silly to raise money for charity, but how many of us know what actually goes into making it so special?
You may wonder, ‘how did the idea come about?’ and ‘what has it managed to achieve so far?’ If you want to get involved, but shy away from public displays of silliness, you may want to know how else you can contribute.
Many people are also worried about donating to Comic Relief because they are unsure where their money is going and exactly who or what it is being spent on.
To answer your questions, read our background guide to Comic Relief and Red Nose Day below. For more information, visit the Red Nose website What is Comic Relief and Red Nose Day?